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Parents of the HS Class of 2022

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  • MIF738MIF738 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    I have been following this board for some time and this is my first post!
    My daughter will start 9th grade in Florida and I'm terrified how this defines her future. She finished middle school with 4 high school credits and has all honors classes for her core classes.
    She's still unsure what track she wants to go into but I think that normal at 14.
    I'm looking forward to learning a lot with a final good result!

    Let the craziness begin!
  • Rivet2000Rivet2000 Registered User Posts: 749 Member
    We learned quite a bit about the process with our son (will be junior in college this fall). So happy to provide opinions (as will many :D )
  • vistajayvistajay Registered User Posts: 1,358 Senior Member
    Welcome @MIF738 ! S22 is off to a coding camp at Rice. He has been very excited about it for over a year. His friends don't share his interest in coding and game design, so he is really looking forward to meeting some kids who share his passions.
  • sfSTEMsfSTEM Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    Just dropped my S22 off at Seattle University yesterday, for Johns Hopkins CTY program. He's doing 3 weeks of Fundamentals of Computer Science. It's not a coding camp per se. They look at algorithms, hardware and software. That being said, he'll be introduced to Python at the camp.
  • Rivet2000Rivet2000 Registered User Posts: 749 Member
    Looks like quite few summer programs. We dropped off our D22 last week for 3 weeks of biotechnology classes at Stanford Summer Institutes. We actually wanted her to try a different program, but she wanted to visit her bro.
  • NolaCARNolaCAR Registered User Posts: 259 Junior Member
    Picked DS22 up from WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) at University of IL-Urbana-Champaign Saturday. If your student is interested in engineering, I highly recommend this camp. They have several different focuses, some for rising 9/10 graders and some for rising 11/12 graders.

    Honestly, UI had not been on my list for DS22 until this camp. After a guided tour of the engineering campus on drop-off day, self-touring other parts of the campus, learning UI is ranked 6th in US for engineering, etc., DS22 and I agree it’s now on the list!
  • Rivet2000Rivet2000 Registered User Posts: 749 Member
    UIUC was on our S16 list of schools for CS. He toured the campus the summer ahead of his Sr year in HS and thought it was great.
  • sewemmasewemma Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    Hi everyone!! I'm new to this thread, but not new to CC. I have two boys- ages 29 (UPENN) and 26 (Wesleyan). I was on the HS Class of 2010 list for a long time (which turned into the College Class of 2014). My daughter is turning 14 next week and I am back on with the HS Class of 2022! I loved the college application process for my boys and am really looking forward to touring colleges again. We visited Brown last year. She took the SATs in 7th grade and again in June (results come out next week). Looking forward to getting to know you all. The next four years will fly by!
  • sfSTEMsfSTEM Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    Hi @sewemma - great to have a veteran as part of the group. I have two kids, DS22 is the first to hit high school. Looking forward to sharing the journey our kids will go through.
  • sewemmasewemma Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    Thanks, sfStem!
    This was a really great resource when son #2 was looking at colleges. Son #1 went to The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) for four years (with a painting degree) before he went of to the University of Pennsylvania for a BFA. He always knew art was his thing, so we were only looking at art schools. He now works at UPENN and has his own graphics design business. Son#2 applied to 12 colleges! He now lives in Brooklyn and works in Manhattan. He has been very lucky to be able to travel a lot for work and pleasure. My daughter is a real combo of her older brothers. (And she knows they have set the bar high!) She is in the gifted program at school, but is also talented musically. So she’s looking toward liberal arts with a music/theater program. Who knows. It’s nice being in the early stages and watching them grow.
    We live about an hour northeast of Philadelphia.

    Where is everyone from?
  • sfSTEMsfSTEM Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    San Franciscan here. Yes, we endure the insane housing prices and homelessness. But still love living in the city proper.
  • OrangeFishOrangeFish Registered User Posts: 728 Member
    We're in northern Virginia (Fairfax County).
  • sewemmasewemma Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    Hi OrangeFish,
    I love Virginia! I went to Randolph Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, VA. I love to go back for reunion!
  • CollegecueCollegecue Registered User Posts: 175 Junior Member
    edited July 2018
    HI! Just stopping in to introduce myself. No matter how much I want to deny it, my baby is starting High School in September. I am from NY, have a ds17 who just finished his 1st year at University of Kentucky (and LOVES it) and I admit I'm not totally ready to think about the next one's college adventure.
  • sewemmasewemma Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    Hi Collegecue,
    Nice to meet you! At least you won’t have two kids in college at the same time!
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